Full Symposium Descriptions

 

ANALYTICAL SCIENCES SYMPOSIA

A01 - Microscopic Approach of Materials for Agri-Food Process

This session must be aimed at topics related with Materials uses in agro-industrial application for food productivity and conservation; like new era fertilizers, pesticides, growth promoter, materials for food transportation by optimization their unique tagging using microscopic techniques like SEM, TEM, and microscopic observation for structural identification as an artificial intelligence biomarkers (AIB) and there feasibility related aspects and market demands.

Organizers:
H. Javier Anselmo Villegas M., Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico
Lexlie Ireri Rangel Vázquez, DK-NANOTEC
Dhirendra Kumar Tiwari, Cátedras CONACYT / LADIPA-COLMICH, Mexico
Dhananjay Tripathi, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, DRDO, India

A02 - Microscopy and Microanalysis for Real World Problem Solving

Microscopy and microanalysis of real world samples present special challenges. Non-ideal samples may not lend themselves to established methodologies for preparation and analysis. Sample amounts and background information about the material and the problem may be limited, and the time frame for producing results may be very short. This symposium will focus on ways in which biologists, physical and materials scientists develop unique and creative solutions for sample preparation, data acquisition and analysis, providing meaningful results to solve problems in the real world.

Organizers:
Ke-Bin Low, BASF Corporation
Jeremy Beebe, The Dow Chemical Company
Xiaofeng Zhang, Nanosys
Abigail Lindstrom, National Institute of Standards and Technology

A03 - Standards and Reference Materials and their Applications in Quantitative Microanalysis

Obtaining accurate compositional data by X-ray microanalysis requires the use of well-characterized standards and reference materials. These materials must therefore be compositionally homogeneous, stable, and readily available to the community. In this Symposium, we will discuss the applications and use of standards and reference materials, as well as the development, evaluation, maintenance, and distribution of potential new candidate materials. The techniques covered will include, but are not limited to, EPMA and SEM (both EDS and WDS), SIMS, ICP-MS, XRD, µXRF, TEM and Raman.

Supported by the FIGMAS FIG

Organizers:
Emma Bullock, Carnegie Institution for Science
Will Nachlas, University of Wisconsin
Andrw Mott, Texas A&M University

A04 - The Praxis of 4D-STEM - Extracting Information from Biological and Functional Materials

4D-STEM has advanced the study of materials at a variety of length scales, from the highest-resolution imaging to millimeter-scale mapping of structures and properties. Recent development of novel 4D-STEM techniques further expands our capability to study beam-sensitive samples, and improvement in saturation current and detector speeds allows for in-situ experiments. This symposium covers the applications of 4D-STEM in the study of biological and functional materials, and developments of new data analysis methods and best practices to further advance quantitative and multiscale characterization.

Organizers:
Yimo Han, Rice University
Colin Ophus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
David A. Muller, Cornell University
Weipei Gao, North Carolina State University

A05 - Advanced Measurement Techniques in (S)TEM-EELS

Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) is ubiquitous in most modern (S)TEM instruments and is commonly used to explore local electronic properties and chemistry of materials. This symposium provides a platform for the latest research progress in creative acquisition schemes and associated interpretations of low-loss and core-loss EELS. Topics covered include (not limited to): beam shaping, tuning channeling, orbital mapping, EMCD, momentum-dispersion, temporal resolution, gain spectroscopy, signal-to-noise improvement, event-based detection and damage reduction, unconventional scanning, as well as theoretical approaches and machine-learning processing and interpretation. Contributions where the main focus is the application of novel EELS measurements to (non-)biological materials are encouraged.

Organizers:
Matthieu Bugnet, CNRS, University of Lyon, France & SuperSTEM Laboratory, UK
Stefan Löffler, TU-Wien, Austria
Armin Feist, MPI-NAT & University of Göttingen, Germany

A06 - Learning from Failure: Negative and Null Results in Microscopy

It is no secret that there is a strong bias in science against reporting negative results. While there is much to learn from success, the greatest discoveries often stem from failures. The communication of negative results and artifacts is critical for accelerating scientific progress, yet the current publishing environment rarely rewards such efforts. Whether its rejection by an editor or relegation to the back of the poster hall, scientists have been conditioned to avoid reporting what doesn't work. This symposium is designed as an open, honest, and judgement-free forum for presenting artifacts, mistakes, mishaps, and null results.

Organizers:
Josh Sugar, Sandia National Laboratories
Suzy Vitale, Carnegie Institution for Science
David Cullen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A07 - In Memoriam of David Joy: Scanning Electron and Ion Microscopy

This symposium will celebrate the memory of David Joy, who was a pioneer in Scanning Electron and Ion Microscopy and in Monte Carlo simulations of electron trajectories in solids. He made seminal contributions in the theory and measurement of secondary electrons to develop and improve the imaging capabilities of electron and ion microscopes. This also led to seminal contributions in electron metrology related to the semi-conductor industry and low voltage scanning electron microscopy. He was a pioneer in the development of electron channeling imaging in bulk specimens in the SEM, Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy in the SEM and in the variable pressure scanning electron microscope. He also made several contributions in the field of quantitative x-ray microanalysis with an emphasis on a date base that he updated regularly. He also developed the routine SMART to measure the resolution of SEM images. His contributions are endless. He also wrote several papers and books to explain electron microscopy to the community. But above all of this, he was a real gentleman and a mentor to so many of us. This symposium will be an occasion to remember is seminal work and as well how great he has been for the community.

Organizers:
Raynald Gauvin, McGill University, Canada
Dale Newbury, National Institute of Standards and Technology

A08 - Advances in Focused Ion Beam Instrumentation, Applications and Techniques in Materials and Life Sciences

This symposium is a platform to provide an overview of recent developments in focused ion beam instrumentation and accessories, as well as a forum for FIB practitioners to share and discuss novel applications and techniques across multiple scientific disciplines. The emphasis is on innovative approaches to imaging, sample preparation, micro/nanofabrication, and analytics that go beyond conventional methods in material and life science research.

Supported by the Focused Ion Beam FIG

Organizers:
Matthew Thorseth, The Dow Chemical Company
Lena Wolff, California Institute of Technology
KD Derr, Thermo Fisher Scientific

A09 - Analytical Scanning Probe Microscopy

Non-e-beam-based, submicron analytical microscopes have undergone astonishing developments. Within scanning probe microscopy (SPM), analytical methods have expanded from mechanical (elastic/dissipative, including controlled rate/temperature) and non-mechanical (van der Waals, electrical/electrostatic, magnetic, thermal) interactions sensed at the tip-sample interface — under optional control of the chemistry or conductivity of the tip and/or immersion environment — to sensing the absorption of IR laser pulses acoustically at the tip or via near-field scattered IR light. Related methods include interferometric optical sensing of IR-excited acoustic pulses and tip-enhanced or confocal Raman microscopy. This symposium seeks to report new findings and foster the cross-discussion of methods.

Organizers:
Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota
Liang Gong, 3M

A10 - The Road to Atomic Scale Tomography

Atomic Scale Tomography, the ability to identify the location and isotopic identity of every sampled atom in 3-D, will be a reality in the next few years. This symposium will bring together leaders in 3-D atomic scale imaging to discuss what the paths toward AST might entail. Presenters will discuss the state of the art in atomic resolution STEM tomography, analytical STEM tomography, next generation atom probe tomography, and analytical field ion microscopy, among others. Correlating and integrating data from independent modalities will also be discussed with an eye towards AST.

Organizers:
Brian Gorman, Colorado School of Mines
Thomas Kelly, Steam Instruments, Inc.
Simon Ringer, University of Sydney, Australia

A11 - Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy with Electrons and Photons

Infrared frequencies of molecular vibrations, phonons, and other quasiparticles (such as plasmons) correspond to free-space photon wavelengths on the scale of micrometers, preventing the study atom- or nano-scale material heterogeneities with conventional far-field infrared spectroscopies. Both optical and electron-based spectroscopic techniques can access these excitations, and each have their own strengths and limitations. Here, we will focus on advanced applications of nanoscale infrared spectroscopy with electrons and phonons, along with theoretical calculations of vibrational properties in heterogeneous systems.

Organizers:
Jordan Hachtel, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Andrea Konečná, Brno University of Technology
Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC-nanoGUNE
Xingxu Yan, University of California-Irvine

A12 - New Methods for Accessing the Structure, Chemistry and Effect on Dynamic Processes of Solid-Liquid Interfaces

Accessing the solid-liquid interface at high resolution is still a challenge in electron microscopy requiring advancements in sample preparation, imaging and spectroscopy and data analysis and visualization. New methods are being developed to characterize the structure, chemistry and dynamics of these interfaces including cryo-FIB lift-out combined with cryo-(S)TEM/EELS, 3D cryo-FIB/SEM combined with EDS and Liquid Phase EM. This session will focus on the development of methods to improve our understanding of solid-liquid interfaces, including the characterization of the catalytic effects of interfaces, and the effect of membranes and interfaces on different dynamic processes and on reaction kinetics.

Organizers:
Patricia Abellan, CNRS-IMN, Nantes University, France
Joe Patterson, University of California-Irvine
Jennifer Cookman, University of Limerick, Ireland
Katherine L. Jungjohann, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

A13 - Computational Advances in Electron Microscopy

This symposium will focus on the computational advancements made in analyses of electron microscopy datasets, such as new open-source packages or novel analysis algorithms that have applications in the physical and biological sciences. Advancements made in microscope simulation and data processing routines are also of particular interest. Speed and accuracy improvements in analysis methodologies, especially through machine learning routes are a key focus area for this symposium. Along with the topics mentioned above, this symposium will focus on computational techniques for pushing microscopy into dose-limited regimes, such as those encountered while imaging proteins through cryo-EM and radiation-sensitive material systems.

Organizers:
Debangshu Mukherjee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Joshua Agar, Lehigh University
Leopoldo Molina-Luna, TU Darmstadt, Germany

A14 - Surface and Subsurface Microscopy and Microanalysis of Physical and Biological Specimens

Surface properties dictate the performance of many physical and biological systems. Surface characterization needs are pushing to detect and image species present in ever-lower concentrations and within ever-smaller spatial and depth dimensions. This symposium emphasizes state-of-the-art surface analytical instrumentation encompassing all aspects of surface and near-surface analyses, such as imaging mass spectrometry, scanning probe microscopy, and other probe-based techniques. We will cover advanced data analysis tools; correlative imaging (e.g., AFM and SEM; AFM and SIMS; FIB-SIMS; APT and TEM) The use of complementary surface instrumentation to perform a complete analysis of complex systems; quantitative microanalysis; data processing; and surface analytical challenges will be highlighted. Both platform and poster presentations are encouraged.

Organizers:
Jeff Fenton, U.S. Department of Energy
Xiao-Ying Yu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ryan Wagner, Purdue University
Vincent Smentkowski, GE Research

A15 - Klaus Keil Memorial Symposium: Quantitative Microanalysis of Planetary Materials

In this session, we honor the contributions of Klaus Keil, co-inventor of the energy-dispersive spectrometer, pioneer in quantitative electron-probe microanalysis, leader in scientific investigation of lunar and meteoritic materials, advisor to students, and early organizer and president of the Microbeam Analysis Society. The session will highlight invited and contributed presentations on quantitative microanalysis of planetary materials, advances in X-ray spectrometry and instrumentation, methods and applications of compositional mapping, advances in microscopy, and new studies of planetary materials including ANGSA Apollo 17 core investigation, Hayabusa2, and preparations for OSIRIS-REx.

Organizers:
Paul Carpenter, Washington University, St Louis
Rhonda Stroud, Arizona State University
Owen Neil, University of Michigan

 

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SYMPOSIA

B01 - Imaging Approaches for Plant Cell Biology, Agriculture, Ecology and Environment-Related Research

Global warming results in a multitude of changes in our environment that deeply impacts all living forms on earth. Many in vitro systems have been developed to study the effect of environmental changes to food crops, plants, insects, aquatic animals and symbiotic ecosystems. This symposium will promote the exchange of knowledge in the development and application of microscopy techniques to study agriculture, ecology and environment-related specimen impacted by external factors. The target audience will include plant and cell biologists, plant pathologist, ecologists, environmental biologists, soil and agricultural researchers interested in technical challenges and opportunities for imaging diverse specimens and their microenvironment.

Organizers:
Kirk Czymmek, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Marisa Otegui, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B02 - 3D Structures: from Macromolecular Assemblies to Whole Cells (3DEM FIG)

Our understanding of the 3D structure and functional subtleties of complex biological systems has skyrocketed due to recent advances in EM imaging technology and hybrid methodologies. This symposium will highlight structural studies of macromolecules, microorganisms, cells, and tissues using state-of-the-art high-resolution techniques. These techniques include single particle cryo-EM, cryo-electron tomography, helical reconstruction, STEM; AFM, X-ray crystallography, and molecular modeling. Biological topics of interest include cellular architecture, metabolism, trafficking, communication, and division; gene regulation, transcription, and translation; host-pathogen interactions and virus structure; in situ studies using TEM and SEM, and all aspects of structure-function studies of biological assemblies.

Supported by the 3DEM FIG

Organizers:
Teresa Ruiz, University of Vermont
Melanie Ohi, University of Michigan
Cheri Hampton, AFRL/RXAS Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Edward Eng, New York Structural Biology Center

B03 - Machine Learning in Biological Imaging – How to Train Your Artificial Neural Network

Developments in machine learning applied to microscopy have been rapidly progressing, largely due to the improving computational and data acquisition capabilities. Admittedly, this area is currently dominated by advances in the material sciences field, but this symposium will showcase the successes of ML in biological applications. We invite presentations addressing novel data-driven AI/ML methods in all areas of life sciences, including applying ML methods for various microscopy imaging strategies to achieve automated characterization of selected features and identifying collective variables for obtaining (ultra)structural datasets, ultimately for predictive understanding of features and processes in various biological systems.

Organizers:
Alice Dohnalkova, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kyle Harrington, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Kasia Kedziora, University of Pittsburgh
Neerja Zambare, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

B04 - Development, Challenges and Biomedical Applications of Tissue Clearing, Super-resolution Microscopy and Tissue Imaging

Microscopes are essential tools for studying biological specimens, but their utility is often limited by the preparation of the tissue to be imaged. Advances in tissue preparation technologies, such as tissue clearing and Expansion Microscopy, facilitate more effective visualization and understanding of structures and processes in intact biologic systems. Innovation in the way that tissues are manipulated prior to imaging often spurs novel uses for established imaging platforms and may inspire the development of new hardware and computational approaches. This symposium offers the opportunity to explore advancements in tissue preparation and high throughput tissue imaging technologies which push the limits and expand the utility of modern light microscopes. Target attendees include scientists from all levels of bio-imaging expertise and related backgrounds.

Organizers:
Yongxin Zhao, Carnegie Mellon University
Alan M. Watson, University of Pittsburgh
Adam Glaser, Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

B05 - Technical Advances in cryoEM

Technical advances in cryoEM are continuing at breakneck speed, with innovations in hardware and software making new kinds of experiments possible and increasing existing protocols' robustness, performance, and/or throughput. Speakers involved in methods and hardware development will be invited to illustrate these cutting-edge developments and discussions on future needs and directions of the fields will be fostered.

Organizers:
Alexis Rohou, Genentech
Christopher Russo, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Anchi Cheng, New York Structural Biology Center
Timothy Grant, Morgridge Institute

B06 - Innovations in Light Microscopy: Revealing the Inner Workings of Life from Single Molecule to Whole Organisms

This symposium presents developments on three important frontiers that have recently transformed optical imaging, including (i) the various methods in breaking the diffraction limit to achieve super-resolution microscopy and their applications to living samples, (ii) the renaissance of correlative imaging, pairing these techniques with electron microscopy, functional imaging etc and (iii) the development of novel reagents and sample labeling strategies that are providing unprecedented capabilities for the visualization of structure and function within biological systems. These technologies have in turn ushered in an era of big data and promises to image life on scales previously thought impossible. In this symposium, we aim to highlight the exciting possibilities and hurdles faced by modern optical microscopy. In addition, the sypmposium will cover new developments and techniques used to image life as never before.

Organizers:
Jay Potts, University of South Carolina
Rengasayee (Sai) Veeraraghavan, The Ohio State University

B07 - Electron and Light Microscopy Research and Diagnosis of Diseases in Humans, Animals and Plants

Electron and light microscopy (EM and LM) are critically important techniques in the ongoing research, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. The application of microscopy techniques to study genetic, metabolic, or infectious diseases, and advances involving correlative microscopy techniques are faced with many challenges including specimen preservation, sample preparation, data collection and quantitative analysis. This symposium invites contributions in diagnostic and research from scientists with all levels of bio-imaging expertise and related backgrounds, to come together and discuss a diverse content related to microscopy research and diagnosis of diseases in human, animal and plants.

Supported by Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy FIG

Organizers:
Emily Benson, Cleveland Clinic
Marcela Redigolo, West Virginia University Shared Research Facilities
Claudia Löpez, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

B08 - Biological Soft X-ray Tomography

This symposium is a forum for the exchange of information and knowledge on the latest advances in soft X-ray tomography instrumentation and methods for imaging biological specimens. Soft X-ray tomography is a label-free technology for quantitative imaging of fully hydrated, intact cells in 3D. Invited papers will demonstrate the diverse applications in the biosciences and the technical advances in specimen preparation, data processing and reconstruction, and imaging formation theory that made them possible. Target audience will include cell biologists, and scientists and engineers interested in novel microscopies, including correlative cryo light and structural cell imaging methods.

Organizers:
Kenneth Fahy, SiriusXT
Carolyn Larabell, University of California-San Francisco

B09 - Volume Electron Microscopy in Biological Research – Instrumentation, Sample Preparation and Data Handling

Volume Electron Microscopy (vEM) techniques such as serial block face scanning electron microscopy (SBF-SEM), focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM), array tomography (AT) and serial section electron tomography (ssET) are crucial to correctly interpret ultrastructure of cells and tissues in three dimensions and are increasingly being combined with other imaging modalities to produce richly contextualized datasets. This symposia will focus on sample preparation, application of current vEM acquisition techniques, and instrument and technique development in the volume imaging space. Given the daunting issues that can arise in post-acquistion data processing, the symposia will also address issues and solutions in the correlation of disparate, multi-scale and multi-mode data streams, the portability of automation, as well as analysis and visualization.

Organizers:
Alice Liang, New York University Langone Health
Camenzind G. Robinson, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Paul Verkade, University of Bristol, UK

B10 - Microscopy and Microanalysis of Interfaces and/or Interactions Among Organic and Inorganic Matter

Microscopy and microanalysis, including both TEM and SEM, have been widely used in biological and/or materials sciences to acquire information on samples’ morphological features, chemical composition and crystal structure. These applications often involve characterization of both organic and inorganic matter in the same samples, especially interfaces and interactions between organic and inorganic matter. Organic and inorganic interfaces and interactions exist not only in nature between bone and muscle, enamel and dentin, and during biomineralization and biocorrosion, but also in synthetic or engineered materials, such as biomaterials and devices implanted in the human body as well as hybrid materials for optical, electronic, energy and medical applications. The proposed symposium sessions will cover applications of integrated microscopy and microanalysis techniques in characterizing organic and inorganic interfaces and interactions.

Organizers:
Donggao Zhao, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Hailiang Dong, Miami University
Nan Yao, Princeton University

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY (CROSS-CUTTING) SYMPOSIA

C01 - Machine Intelligence in Action: Delivering Resilient, Sustainable, and Reconfigurable Microscope Ecosystems

The scientific community is reimagining how microscopy may be used for the discovery and design of material, chemical, and biological systems. We are grappling with how to meaningfully deploy emerging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and modular hardware technologies for more powerful, resilient, and sustainable microscopy. In this symposium we will explore emerging reconfigurable, reprogrammable, or tunable instrument architectures, new modes of automated and remote operation, and provide critical dialogue on the growing divide between cost-driven technological "haves" and "have-nots," among other topics. We will consider the end-to-end efficiency of investigations; including, sharing of samples and results, collection of useful coincident signals, and the safe reuse of open datasets.

Organizers:
Steven R. Spurgeon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Lewys Jones, Trinity College, Dublin
Regina Ciancio, Istituto Officina dei Materiali-CNR, Italy
Ryo Ishikawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

C02 - Extracting Information from Data: Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Microscopy Application of Artificial Intelligence to Microscopy in the Materials and Biological Sciences

The adoption and exploitation of advanced data analysis techniques enabled by machine learning and artificial intelligence methods continue to impact electron microscopy dramatically. Furthermore, the advent of multiple new types of advanced electron detection methods necessitates automated and real-time data analysis. Many of these developments are happening within the broader framework of open-source software development and can exploit open data. These developments are intertwined with issues regarding adherence to Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data principles.

Organizers:
Peter Ercius, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Kevin Roccapriore, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Eric Stach, University of Pennsylvania

C03 - Correlative and Multimodal Microscopy and Analysis

Real-world systems are hierarchical, encompassing large differences in size, structure, composition and arrangement. Correlative microscopy and analysis have evolved to an essential toolkit to characterize these complex systems and have led to advances in both soft and hard material studies by providing information with complimentary modalities and across different scales. In this symposium, we highlight technical innovations in instrument development, sample preparation and handling, in-situ and cryogenic sample environment, and data analysis pipeline. We also seek contributions on applying correlative methods to physical, environmental, biological and biomedical studies.

Organizers:
Si Chen, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Xiao-Ying Yu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Rahul Arenal, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Nestor Zaluzec, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

C04 - Lens on Diversity in the Microscopy and Microanalysis Community

This session will serve as a forum for discussion of the state of the profession of microscopy and microanalysis with invited and contributed posters that address: work by women and underrepresented minority microscopists; demographics and statistics regarding the current M&M community; strategies for a fostering a more inclusive community; and visions for expanding engagement to build a bigger, better future for the M&M community.

Organizers:
Rhonda Stroud, Arizona State University
Shery Chang, University of New South Wales, Australia
Molly McCartney, Arizona State University
Treva Brown, Naval Research Laboratory

C05 - Vendor Symposium

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES SYMPOSIA

P01 - Revealing the Working Morphology of Energy Materials and Its Impact on Performance

To address material challenges in energy conversion and storage technologies, we need insights into the functional morphology of materials under reaction conditions. This symposium focuses on research using cryo-, in-situ, or operando microscopy to capture changes in the structure and chemistry of energy materials during operation in a time-resolved manner and experimental approaches for relating these observations to their impact on bulk properties. We welcome contributions using correlative methods to probe these materials over multiple length scales or applying data science to extract structure-property correlations. Student submissions that discuss how to address the technical challenges of such experiments are encouraged.

Supported by Electron Microscopy in Liquids and Gases FIG

Organizers:
See Wee Chee, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany
Stephen House, University of Pittsburgh
David Wei-Chang Yang, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Kinga Unocic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

P02 - Atomically Precise Manipulation of Materials

Atomically precise manipulation was first achieved with scanning probe microscopies, which continue to produce important advances using surface atoms and vacancies. However, recent developments in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) instrumentation have made it possible to focus electron beams with sub-atomic precision, opening up new possibilities for manipulating strongly bound materials, including in the bulk. At the same time, other charged particle beams, including helium ion microscopy, have been added to the scientific arsenal, and advances in atomistic modeling and theory have elucidated new details of the beam-matter interaction, helping guide experiments. These breakthroughs have led to a series of studies on the controlled structuring, etching, deposition, phase change, and ultimately manipulation of individual atoms. This symposium will gather leading experts from this new frontier of materials science, including advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, with a focus on atomic-level control.

Organizers:
Toma Susi, University of Vienna, Austria
Andrew Lupini, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Demie Kepaptsoglou, University of York, UK
Quentin Ramasse, SuperSTEM Laboratory, UK

P03 - Theory and Applications of Advanced Electron Tomography

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning TEM (STEM) reveal the structure of materials across the nano-scale with achievable resolutions below one Ångstrom. However, these are only two-dimensional (2D) projections of complex three-dimensional (3D) structures. 3D morphology and composition are critical to determine the function of nano-structures used across many fields—such as energy, catalysis, electronics, and quantum materials. The success of electron tomography has fueled rapid innovation in quantitative, sub-nanoscale 3D analysis in electron microscopy that include recent achievements of atomic resolution and methods to determine 3D structure from few (even a single) projection image.

Organizers:
Robert Hovden, University of Michigan
Mary Scott, University of California-Berkeley
Peter Erciusm, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

P04 - Correlative Microscopy of Rapidly Solidified Microstructures in Additive Manufactured Builds

Metals, ceramics, concrete, and polymers are being used in diverse additive manufacturing (AM) applications. Parts and components processed through these incremental layer-by-layer manufacturing techniques have microstructures that depend on a variety of factors like directed power source (e.g. laser or electron beam, arc-discharge), processing parameters (dwell, shape/contour region), choice of feedstock materials and post fabrication treatments. With modeling guided experimental control, site specific material properties can be engineered in AM parts because control of microstructure in pre-defined areas can be achieved. Contributions are invited on research of microstructures in additively manufactured components at multiple length scales through multi-modal microscopy/microanalysis characterization techniques, including OM, FESEM/EBSD/EDS/TKD, AEM, STEM, EELS, APT, EPMA and XCT. Correlation of microstructures to process conditions and final component properties are encouraged.

Organizers:
Donovan Leonard, Microsoft
Sarshad Rommel, University of Connecticut
Sriram Vijahan, The Ohio State University
Cain Hung, Collins Aerospace

P05 - Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials under Multiple Environmental Extremes

Future energy systems will expose materials to multiple extreme environments, often simultaneously, such as high temperatures, stress/strain, radiation, and corrosion/oxidation. When applied concurrently, these synergistic interactions can lead to unique material responses not found from sequential application of the same conditions. Understanding the mechanisms of materials' responses to multiple extremes therefore requires advanced characterization/testing, including in-situ analyses of separate and combined stimuli. This symposium will bring together experts in radiation effects, corrosion, mechanical behavior, and advanced microscopy, with an emphasis on the application of latest-generation methods of microscopy, microanalysis, and data analytics to tackle problems in materials under coupled extremes.

Organizers:
Timothy Lach, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yuanyuan Zhu, University of Connecticut
Daniel Schreiber, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

P06 - Imaging and Micro/Nano Analysis of Materials for Nuclear Applications

The performance and degradation of materials used in nuclear environments is critical to the economics and safety of existing and advanced fission and fusion reactors. Microscopy techniques is among the most effective methods to establish microstructure-property relationships, in order to understand various effects, such as irradiation, corrosion, and high temperature, in these materials. Investigations on how extreme environments in nuclear environments interact and impact microstructure, and thus properties, can lead to developments of advanced materials, and better estimation of materials' service lifetime, etc. This symposium will focus on recent results produced from materials for nuclear applications advances made in microscopy, with an emphasis on application of latest-generation methods of microscopy and microanalysis.

Organizers:
Jing Wang, TerraPower
Assel Aitkaliyeva, University of Florida
Mukesh Bachhav, Idaho National Laboratory

P07 - Prof. Wilbur C Bigelow Centenary Symposium In Situ Heating and Gas-Reaction Studies in Materials Sciences

This symposium will recognize and honor the distinguished career of University of Michigan Emeritus Prof. Wilbur C. Bigelow, MAS "Legend" and MSA Fellow, who turns 100 years old early in 2023. We invite submissions from former students and collaborators, as well as researchers working broadly in the area of in situ heating and gas reaction studies, topics of his interest over the past 15 years. Bigelow joined EMSA in 1950 and served in many roles including President in 1969, when the annual meeting was also held in Minneapolis. He taught his electron microscopy course for 35 years at Michigan. The techniques of in situ heating and gas reactions have evolved considerably from the mid 1960s when Bigelow studied the oxidation of Cu single crystal films using a JEOL JEM-6A with a 16-mm cine film camera. In retirement, Bigelow became active in designing specialized equipment for microscopy, and he collaborated into his 90s in pioneering the development of closed-cell gas-reaction techniques that are currently popular in the field. This symposium will feature talks and posters in the general areas of in situ heating and gas reactions (utilizing both closed-cell specimen holders and differentially pumped E-TEM techniques), all for materials science applications.

Organizers:
Lawrence Allard, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kinga A Unocic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abhaya K Datye, University of New Mexico
John F. Mansfield, University of Michigan (retired)

P08 - Atomic Scale Microscopy of Interfaces and Heterostructures with Correlated Phenomena

This symposium focuses on novel properties and emergent phenomena at interfaces and heterostructures for next generation spintronics and quantum computing. Topics will include transmission electron microscopy (or any related techniques) that provides the atomic scale details that correlate to charge, spin, magnetic, topological, and/or quantum phenomena.

Organizers:
Jinwoo Hwang, Ohio State University
Menglin Zhu, Ohio State University
Salva Salmani Rezaie, Ohio State University

P09 - Advances in Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy for Quantum and Energy Materials

This symposium is intended to facilitate the exchange of information on the latest developments, challenges, and outlooks in cryogenic-S/TEM and electron spectroscopy to probe phenomena in quantum and energy materials. Utilising cryogenic conditions has allowed researchers to start exploring beam sensitive and liquid phase interfaces found in energy materials and devices such as batteries at the atomic-scale. More recently temperature controlled cryogenic-S/TEM hardware is enabling researchers to explore in-situ low temperature quantum phases. We welcome contributions in theoretical and data analysis techniques including AI/ML approaches that are essential to overcome the low signal/noise and instrumentation stability constraints common to cryogenic-S/TEM.

Organizers:
Michele Conroy, Imperial College London, UK
Ismail El Baggari, Harvard University
Miaofang Chi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

P10 - Advanced Imaging and Spectroscopy for Nanoscale and Sensitive Materials

Scanning and transmission electron microscopy has been a powerful tool to gain new knowledge of nanoscale materials and interfaces with unprecedented resolution in space, energy, and time domain. Recent developments in aberration-correction, monochromation, and high-speed, high-sensitivity spectrometers and cameras have enabled advanced imaging and spectroscopy methodologies to probe materials structure and chemistry under in situ and operando experimental conditions. Such capabilities offer a unique perspective to understand the structure-property relationships from the atomic-scale for a large variety of nanomaterials and to overcome the challenges in beam sensitive materials, such as solid-electrolyte interphase in batteries, hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskites, low-dimensional quantum materials, and soft-hard interfaces. This symposium will focus on the latest progress in advanced imaging and spectroscopy techniques that address the pressing challenges and solve fundamental questions for nanoscale and sensitive materials.

Organizers:
Kai He University of California-Irvine
Meng Gu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

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